According to a report from The Record, two RIM executives were kicked off from an Air Canada Vancouver to Beijing flight after showing up drunk and creating a scene.
The drunken-duo, George Campbell and Paul Alexander, were so “unruly” that the flight crew members had to handcuff them to their seats, and were forced to do an emergency landing back to Vancouver. This caused a massive 18 hour delay, and insurmountable hatred towards RIM products for other passengers.
“They were far too intoxicated and were just being unruly. The flight crew was asking them to smarten up, but they weren’t listening to anything they were being told,” Corporal Sherrdean Turley said.
In a statement, RIM confirmed that the involved individuals have been suspended. The duo now owes the airline $71,757 in restitution fees.